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DC: The New Frontier, Volume 2 ❮BOOKS❯ ✵ DC: The New Frontier, Volume 2 ✫ Author Darwyn Cooke – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk It s a mystery in space as Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform This volume also features sketchbook material by Cooke Coll It s a mystery in space as New Frontier, PDF Æ Superman, the Suicide Squad, and the Challengers of the Unknown encounter a frightening extraterrestrial lifeform This volume also features sketchbook material by Cooke Collecting DC The New Fronteir.


10 thoughts on “DC: The New Frontier, Volume 2

  1. Anne Anne says:

    If you get a chance to read both of these volumes at once, I think it might make for a better reading experience.DC The New Frontier, Vol 1 doesn t really go anywhere story wise, and a lot of the characters are forgettable to most comic book readers Fans of the Silver Age would probably be the exceptionor so Joseph tells me. But even without an amazing plot, the art is just lovely.Ok, in Volume 2 you see how everything is sort of pulling together into a cohesive storyline Is it an incred If you get a chance to read both of these volumes at once, I think it might make for a better reading experience.DC The New Frontier, Vol 1 doesn t really go anywhere story wise, and a lot of the characters are forgettable to most comic book readers Fans of the Silver Age would probably be the exceptionor so Joseph tells me. But even without an amazing plot, the art is just lovely.Ok, in Volume 2 you see how everything is sort of pulling together into a cohesive storyline Is it an incredible story No.A rather generic monster from the center of the planet is hell bent on destroying Earth There s not a lot of reasoning behind the Why of it, other than it wants to go out into space and visit other planets.I think.Anyway, it doesn t really matter The point is that it takes a threat of that sort of magnitude to bring all of the heroes super or not together to fight this thing.Some of them the ones nobody knows or cares about won t make it back.It s the defining moment for all of them, though.Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman are all heavily overshadowed by the Marian Manhunter, Flash, and Green Lantern.Whether or not that s a bad thing will vary from person to person.I was ok with it, but I doubt that everyone is going to get excited as I do over Hal Jordan.Whatever haters It s a slow story, but with the beautiful art it s worth taking a look at Get this review andat


  2. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The second and final volume in Darwyn Cooke s reimagining of DC s superheroes set against an early 1960s background is about as fairly dull as the first one was I criticised a lack of plot in the first volume whereas we get one in this book, but it s still not a very good one Basically an unstoppable giant alien headed towards America of course must be stopped enter the group who will become known as the Justice League It s a plot of sorts but rather than complain about the arbitrariness o The second and final volume in Darwyn Cooke s reimagining of DC s superheroes set against an early 1960s background is about as fairly dull as the first one was I criticised a lack of plot in the first volume whereas we get one in this book, but it s still not a very good one Basically an unstoppable giant alien headed towards America of course must be stopped enter the group who will become known as the Justice League It s a plot of sorts but rather than complain about the arbitrariness of the alien threat which I think is deliberately so I would say that it s a slow read because it focuses on characters I m not particularly fond of Hal Jordan Green Lantern for one gets the lion s share of the book as do a number of non superpowered characters government agents and so forth who I couldn t care less about Flash gets some time in the spotlight, Martian Manhunter gets even , while the big 3 Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman get short shrift, relegated to mere cameos I appreciate Cooke is trying to shine the spotlight on some of the less usual suspects but there s a reason why Batman and Superman arepopular than Green Lantern and Flash.Let s talk about the big alien menace that makes up the plot First off, a vague alien danger is pretty much what a lot of Silver Age comics did horrors from space, etc and if New Frontier is a mash note to the comics of that era then it gets the villain right Then again, it s not a great villain We know nothing about it, except it wants to destroy everything and everyone, which is about as 2 dimensional as you can get But I think this is deliberate because this isn t about having a complex nemesis, it s about giving the Justice League a reason for forming because up until now, they ve basically just been random elements doing their own thing With The Center the big alien bad thing , they re forced to work together thus realising they should be a team and completing the story.All of which is fine even though Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are basically left out as Green Lantern, Flash and Martian Manhunter guess who Cooke s favourites are save the day But like I said, focusing on those less interesting characters made the book harder to read and, though the alien threat is a plot point, the rest of the book drags and drags even when they finally fight it Meanwhile some space stuff happens Hal is denied going into space and mopes around Ferris Industries, in a sequence that just went on and on, racism is touched on John Henry Irons gets called some racist epithets, all 60s era issues that places the comic squarely in its time, but nothing that stands out as particularly inspired And ending the book quoting Kennedy s New Frontier speech really It s too on the nose.Cooke s art remains the best thing about New Frontier even though once again he has trouble distinguishing his male characters in appearance, something he really needs to do as he can t really make them stand out with his script New Frontier has its moments but it was far too long two volumes is too much for what little story and though I get that Cooke wants to celebrate this era in history and comics, I still think if you wanted to experience the Silver Age you d be better off reading the actual comics of this time than New Frontier


  3. Sesana Sesana says:

    After reading the first volume of New Frontier, I was frustrated with the lack of story progression The first half read like a lot of random things happening around the same time, with no real sense of why or even if it was all connected The second volume is an improvement in that regard, with an actual, discernible storyline That said, the alien intelligence with poorly defined motives doesn t make for the most compelling threat But the threat is really beside the point, isn t it It s abou After reading the first volume of New Frontier, I was frustrated with the lack of story progression The first half read like a lot of random things happening around the same time, with no real sense of why or even if it was all connected The second volume is an improvement in that regard, with an actual, discernible storyline That said, the alien intelligence with poorly defined motives doesn t make for the most compelling threat But the threat is really beside the point, isn t it It s about creating the JLA And that s fine, but I can t help but feel like a better opponent would have made for a better book.I think that if I d read this in the combined, Absolute DC The New Frontier edition, there s a chance I would have liked it better Maybe I would have felt less impatient with the lack of traction so much of the book seemed to have Who knows At least I enjoyed the art, enough to make it worth my while


  4. Christopher Christopher says:

    For all the raves I had heard about this series, I expected good things from it I did not expect that it would make me cry I finished it while on the metro, closing it up and realized that my eyes were all misty and wet This book was something magical in a way paying homage, respect, and true love to the superheroes of old those without all the angst and murky gray morals that can dance a fine line between dazzling and annoying New Frontier was as Darwyn Cooke said in his afterword, paraphr For all the raves I had heard about this series, I expected good things from it I did not expect that it would make me cry I finished it while on the metro, closing it up and realized that my eyes were all misty and wet This book was something magical in a way paying homage, respect, and true love to the superheroes of old those without all the angst and murky gray morals that can dance a fine line between dazzling and annoying New Frontier was as Darwyn Cooke said in his afterword, paraphrasing here as I lent out the book to my brother six people, six superheros who will always do the right thing It wasn t chest thumping patriotic machismo, there was cleverly intertwining of how real life history would have affected these Silver Age heroes as Martian Manhunter feels the paranoia of McCarthyism, Green Lantern finds his country s black and white view of war shattered when he s in the thick of it At the end though, as all the heroes come together to fight cosmic evil, there s a wonderfully, old fashioned sense of inspiration and hope, that can only come from letting your mind wander into a world where aliens, cosmically scientifically powered men and women, and a guy in a batsuit, make you feel like a kid again, knowing that the world is going to end up alright in the end Closing it with a montage set to John F Kennedy s New Frontier speech was a master stroke


  5. Nessie McInness Nessie McInness says:

    Three words Aquaman saving Superman Even if the rest of the book was bad which it wasn t it would be enough just for that moment I m a big Aquaman fan, and I think all the hate he gets is uncalled for So this was a kick ass thing to witness as was the volume 1 of the New 52 Aquaman Thank you Geoff Johns.Other than that, this was brilliant Better than the first one, definitely, but you can tell Mr Cooke was building up to this Again, I ve watched the animated film before I read the bo Three words Aquaman saving Superman Even if the rest of the book was bad which it wasn t it would be enough just for that moment I m a big Aquaman fan, and I think all the hate he gets is uncalled for So this was a kick ass thing to witness as was the volume 1 of the New 52 Aquaman Thank you Geoff Johns.Other than that, this was brilliant Better than the first one, definitely, but you can tell Mr Cooke was building up to this Again, I ve watched the animated film before I read the books, so there were no surprises to what was happening, but it was still very VERY good.The retro slightly cartoon ish illustrations are absolutely perfect The alternative covers gallery at the end made me want to buy posters of all of them, just so I can put them in my wall and drink up all that 50 s inspired goodness I think Darwyn Cooke is up there with Jeff Lemire on my list of awesome authors illustrators even though they have VERY different styles This is definitely an Absolute Edition worthy series, and I m going to look upof Mr Cooke s worth, Selina s Big Score looks particularly good


  6. Milka Milka says:

    The last few pages bumped this up from 4 to 5 stars.


  7. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    What can I say that I haven t already Comic books just don t get much better than this From a completely biased point of view, I wish Superman played a bigger role in all of this, but I completely agree with Cooke s focus on Hal Jordan Jordan is in many ways a Silver Age transitionary figure A daredevil pilot turned superhero practically begs to be identified with the 50s and 60s and the themes of space exploration, the science fiction of the period, and the hope and optimism mixed in with t What can I say that I haven t already Comic books just don t get much better than this From a completely biased point of view, I wish Superman played a bigger role in all of this, but I completely agree with Cooke s focus on Hal Jordan Jordan is in many ways a Silver Age transitionary figure A daredevil pilot turned superhero practically begs to be identified with the 50s and 60s and the themes of space exploration, the science fiction of the period, and the hope and optimism mixed in with the lingering sense of domestic maladjustment fit perfectly into this story More philosophical andepic than the first volume by far Cooke seems to be able to walk that thin line between action fest with things blowing up dramatically and deep inner monologues that push the story along and make you think It s a difficult thing to do and he deserves every shred of credit for this accomplishment His theme building is also profoundly layered in the artwork, the dialogue, the structure of the story and the epigrams selected all of it seems to cry out CHANGE in a way that is spiritual and uplifting and hopeful Throwing in Kennedy s New Frontier speech was a really, really nice touch The tone was perfect and the speech is one of the best in American political history A stirring conclusion that returns readers of my generation to the point where we all began and the faces we were familiar with growing up I ve seldom been this satisfied after reading a comic book Feels like the caliber of Watchmen and the heart and hope of a Superman classic Well done


  8. Gavin Gavin says:

    I loved this book, the conclusion of New Frontier The style, the feel, the personalities, and the way everyone interacts, all against a backdrop of McCarthyism Superhero hunts Korean War Cold War Space Race, etc This book strongly features Hal Jordan and John Jones, but also includes the rest of the JLA Classic lineup Supes, WW, Bats, Green Arrow and Aquaman The emotional investment that Cooke was able to get me to make in the storyline was amazing to me that I cared this much Final Crisis I loved this book, the conclusion of New Frontier The style, the feel, the personalities, and the way everyone interacts, all against a backdrop of McCarthyism Superhero hunts Korean War Cold War Space Race, etc This book strongly features Hal Jordan and John Jones, but also includes the rest of the JLA Classic lineup Supes, WW, Bats, Green Arrow and Aquaman The emotional investment that Cooke was able to get me to make in the storyline was amazing to me that I cared this much Final Crisis should have strove to have me this emotionally involved But who knows what appeals to who Either way, loved the story, the way it was done, and look forward to checking outof Cooke s work Strongly recommended


  9. Sean Kennedy Sean Kennedy says:

    The New Frontier closes with the formation of the Justice League, while the Cold War goes into full swing These books are a visual delight every page could be framed, especially when the characters are given a moment in the spotlight One in particular has Superman rescuing a wounded Wonder Woman after she crashes her invisible jet, and is echoed later on as Aquaman emerges from the sea carrying a wounded Superman.The storyline isn t as jumbled in this volume, so it gets full marks If I was The New Frontier closes with the formation of the Justice League, while the Cold War goes into full swing These books are a visual delight every page could be framed, especially when the characters are given a moment in the spotlight One in particular has Superman rescuing a wounded Wonder Woman after she crashes her invisible jet, and is echoed later on as Aquaman emerges from the sea carrying a wounded Superman.The storyline isn t as jumbled in this volume, so it gets full marks If I was rating the two as one volume, it would still get the five stars overall It s a gem


  10. Peter Peter says:

    This is Darwyn cooke s re imagining of the silver age dc universe with a lovecraftian enemy And this is considered a classic But I think I m not well enough versed in the dc universe to get who all these characters were, and how they are related so I think I missed a lot of the story I also had the feeling that part one did not really have a story, but that it were just some anecdotes and scenes to show as much dc characters off as possible.Things that save this book for me are Cooke s drawi This is Darwyn cooke s re imagining of the silver age dc universe with a lovecraftian enemy And this is considered a classic But I think I m not well enough versed in the dc universe to get who all these characters were, and how they are related so I think I missed a lot of the story I also had the feeling that part one did not really have a story, but that it were just some anecdotes and scenes to show as much dc characters off as possible.Things that save this book for me are Cooke s drawings and the the last battle against the centre


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